First Aid Emergencies
Cardiac and respiratory emergencies can be life threatening if a bystander is unable to give immediate care. There are different cardiac and respiratory emergencies, and, in each case, the first aider needs to provide care in a different way. Knowledge of these first aid measures will help a person to assist a casualty and save his or her life.
This module explains how to recognize cardiac and respiratory emergencies in a casualty and the basics of providing care. We will also give you an overview of CPR, a technique that is used to resuscitate an unconscious person.